Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS770

Incident date

April 27, 2016

Location

أبلين, Ibleen, Idlib, Syria

Geolocation

35.716111, 36.519167 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

Between one and four civilians including at least one child died in airstrikes on al Zawiya mountain, Idlib according to local sources – though only one source identified the warplanes responsible as Russian.

Zaitoun News reported that four children were killed and five persons were wounded in an alleged regime strike on Ibleen village in Mount Zaweya, the southern countryside of Idlib. In the article the White Helmets director of the city of Jericho is quoted, saying “the raids killed four children who did not exceed the age of five years”. The director added that “the aircraft raided villages Mahmpel and Nabi Ayoub and Joseph in al Zawiya Mountain.”

Step News agency also reported the incident, saying that “regime warplanes targeted Mhambel, Ibleen, and Nabi Ayoub summit, and these raids results in death of three civilians in Ibleen, one of them a child.”

In tweets by 3ajel-Ksa and Ali_l2xx7, Russia was blamed for the incident that allegedly killed “four people from one family.”

LCCSY named one of the victims, saying that “child Mouhammad Raqi al-Aasi was martyred due to an airstrike on #Abilin village in Idlib.” The name of the child was also mentioned in a tweet by Jesr News.

Al Jazeera said that two died and tens were injured in airstrikes on al Zawiya mountain. It did not say who was responsible. Shaam News Network said “a child was killed and four others wounded as a result of Russian aviation aggression targeting the streets of the village of Ibleen rin Al Zawiya mountain this Tuesday evening with vacuum missiles.” Activists told the network that the victims were all from the same family and that the death toll was likely to increase due to the seriousness of injuries.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights put the death toll at three, though did not identify the warplanes responsible.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 4
  • (1–4 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    4–5
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (9) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • Child being rescued by the civil defense after airstrikes targeted the city of Ibleen, Idlib (via Zaitoun News)
  • Airstrikes reportedly targeting the city of Ibleen, Idlib
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    Child victim receiving treatment after airstrikes that reportedly targeted the city of Ibleen, Idlib (via Ali_l2xx7 Twitter)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Russian Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Original strike reports

Russian Armed Forces

The Kremlin has issued no public accounts of airstrikes in Syria from April 1st – 30th.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 4
  • (1–4 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    4–5
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (9) [ collapse]